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Science Teacher Supply and Demand. Science Education Fact Sheet No. 1 [microform] / Patricia E. Blosser
Bib ID 5428603
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Blosser, Patricia E
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1983 
4 p. 
Summary

A review of available research emphasizes a need for a more reliable, systematic collection and interpretation of data on science teacher production. The currently reported "crisis" in science education is not a new phenomenon nor a surprise to educators in the field, as it was predicted as early as 1976 by researchers noting a decline in newly certified mathematics and science teachers and an enrollment drop in teaching programs. Generalizations have been made from research results implying a high percentage of surplus teachers, yet when broken down by geographic and/or subject area, a critical shortage of math and science teachers is evident. Supply and demand is affected by such factors as geographic area, birth rate, economy, military requirements, changes in social conditions and use of new technologies in school curriculums. Existing positions are held, in many cases, by older teachers with continuing contracts and outdated science content backgrounds, with new position openings occurring only through attrition. A list of references is included. (JW)

Notes

Sponsoring Agency: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.

Contract Number: 400-78-0004.

Educational level discussed: Elementary Secondary Education.

Practitioners.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Science Teachers.  |  Teacher Shortage.  |  Teacher Supply and Demand.  |  Fact Sheets PF Project
Form/genre ERIC Publications.
Other authors/contributors ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education
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